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17/4/2015 Public ballot for the Armed Forces Day Guildford Cathedral Service
Guildford will be the focus for the whole country on Saturday 27 June, as local people and thousands of visitors join service personnel, cadets and veterans to thank everyone working in the Armed Forces – the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force.

Guildford Borough Council and partners are planning an exciting line-up of family focused activities for about 60,000 people, including:
16/4/2015 Bulky rubbish clearance weekends 2015
Residents with large bulky items of waste, such as furniture that can’t be re-used, can get rid of them at one of the bulky rubbish clearance weekends listed below. At each of the sites a waste vehicle will be available to take bulky goods.
16/4/2015 Volunteers needed to help train assistance dogs for Canine Partners
Dog lovers in the Surrey area are being sought by national charity Canine Partners to take puppies into their own homes and begin their early training to be assistance dogs for people with disabilities.
16/4/2015 Are you aged between 16 and 24 and looking for a career?
We are currently looking for motivated young people to join us as an Apprentice or Young Worker. The following opportunities are available. 
16/4/2015 Last chance to register to vote
Residents only have until Monday 20 April to register to vote in the General and District elections, as well as in the Burstow, Nutfield, Oxted North, Oxted South and Tatsfield parish wards. 
24/3/2015 Get cracking with eggs-tra recycling this Easter
Each Easter 80 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK, producing 8,000 tonnes of waste.
23/3/2015 Campaign launched to encourage voters to register
A national advertising campaign has just been launched by the Electoral Commission to encourage voters to register on www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by 20 April, to make sure they can vote at the general and local elections taking place on 7 May. 
20/3/2015 Caterham Recruitment Day 1915 on cover of Tandridge Magazine
The cover of the latest Tandridge Magazine features a scene from the Caterham Recruitment Day in 1915, which encouraged men to sign up for the British Army or Royal Navy.
20/3/2015 Test your smoke alarms when you change your clocks
On 29 March the clocks go forward by an hour. The Fire Kills campaign is asking everyone to spring into action and make an online pledge to test their smoke alarms when they change their clocks.
17/3/2015 Want to find out more about depression in children and young people?
Read the latest Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) e-newsletter, written specifically for parents, school staff and other professionals working with children and young people.

Find out:
17/3/2015 Community Clear Up Day
Saturday 21 March is the first ever Community Clear Up Day and a great chance to join the fight for a litter-free Surrey.

Lots of voluntary organisations and businesses are already involved in regular litter picking activities. Community Clear Up Day aims to build on this great work and change attitudes to litter for good. To get involved, visit thebigtidyup.org where you’ll find lots of advice on how to organise your own clear up event.


13/3/2015 Understanding care and support options
Do you or someone you care for need information about local services, welfare benefits, health care, community transport or simply how to stay safe at home? It's important to know your options before making decisions about care and support.

Perhaps you're a carer and need to know how to get support to help you in your caring role? There are several ways you can get the information you need visit www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk , call 0300 200 1005 or text 07527 182861 or go online and search Surrey Hubs.
11/3/2015 Whyteleafe District By-Election
A by-election to elect a district councillor for the Whyteleafe Ward will take place on Wednesday 1 April 2015.
6/3/2015 Green Deal Home Improvement Fund
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will open the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to new applications from midday, Monday 16 March. Up to £5,600 will be available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing energy saving improvements such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation. 
3/3/2015 Fly a flag for the Commonwealth
On Monday 9 March at 10am, over 730 Commonwealth Flags will be flown in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth countries to mark Commonwealth Day.
3/3/2015 Illegal tobacco a drag on our community
Organised crime brings illegal tobacco into Surrey and to local dealers who sell to the vulnerable who get hooked on the uncontrolled nicotine content and to people trying to quit attracted by the low prices.